Thursday, 4 July 2013

OLW147 - Christmas Sparklers!


My, that Susan (this week's OLW host) has a way with words, doesn't she? Christmas Sparklers. The perfect challenge for this time of year, to kick start your Christmas cards (ah, but you've all been playing along with me at Festive Friday, right? So you're right on top of your Christmas cards, right? Never mind, there's a new challenge starting tomorrow!) And the perfect nod (with the word 'sparklers') to this patriotic, fireworks time of year! (Happy 4th!)

This silver 'joy' is so sparkly in real life (same silver ep as I used in my fireworks card here). But real life is getting in the way of both cardmaking and photography this week. My daughter is out of school but not leaving for camp until Sunday, so we're having lots of fun this week together, outside the house. Away from my craft room.

I knew that the silver tinsel ep would probably not show up as nicely on white as it did on the navy earlier this week, so I masked a strip in the middle and sponged it with Festive Berries distress ink, to increase the contrast. The JOY is from a Limited Edition Clear and Simple Stamps set I got earlier this year.

14 comments:

Laura B. said...

Awesome! I thought I recognized that joy from clear &simple. Looks pretty!

Lynn said...

Bold and beautiful! I could see mass producing this gorgeous one layer card!

Lindsey said...

SPARKLY!! Fab, as usual!

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, Ardyth! I adore how the red strip shows off the sparkle of the sentiment! Way to rock the challenge!

Happy Dance said...

You are just brilliant! This is amazing...as per usual. I love this. I could see this with a red base and using a black stripe with your silver letters, too. You've got mad skills. So sparkly. So shiny. So cool! Bev

Meredith MacRitchie said...

SO striking and gorgeous!! I can imagine that JOY is pretty fantastic in real life. Where did you get that powder?!

Tenia Nelson said...

So gorgeous!!

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, Ardyth ... this is so glittery and gorgeous and gummy ... sorry, I meant yummy, I got carried away with the g's! Love the silver against the red panel ... so striking! Have a fun week with Kate! Anita :)

Cheryl said...

Awesome card Ardyth! I Love your sparkle. So CAS.

Michelle said...

Beautiful, Ardyth! I have a pile of OLW cards sitting in the recycle bin this week (experiments that didn't work), but you've inspired me again, so I may just come up with something afterall! :-)

Bonnie said...

I sure do love that embossing tinsel! And I love it against the red!

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ardyth!

Kim Heggins said...

Your card bring a huge smile to my face...I love it!

Kelly Griglione said...

OK, this totally reminds me of ...


SANTA'S BELT BUCKLE!


Right?!?